A mobile Speed Awareness Message (SAM2) flashes up vehicle speeds and a warning to 'slow down' if they are exceeding the limit. This helps to raise speed awareness among drivers.
The unit cost is between £4,000 and £5,000 and our suggested supplier is Westcotec.
The parish council would own the unit and assume responsibility for future maintenance but you can agree to share the sign between neighbouring parishes to minimise the cost.
Suitable locations would have to be agreed with your local highway engineer, then both the engineer and the parish sign a Memorandum of Understanding to cover the use of the sign and the exact locations.
The supplier of the sign(s) will provide instructions on how to set up and re-position the units.
Suppliers of SAM2 units
We recommend bidders use Wescotec as they are an approved sub-contractor to our streetlighting contractor, Amey, and therefore part of our market-tested supply chain. They also have a good track record in terms of supplying reliable value for money units and post-sales customer care.
Bidders do not have to use Wescotec, however, if you want to consider an alternative, cheaper supplier we (as joint funder) need to be satisfied first that the unit is being supplied on exactly the same basis, in which case the following criteria must be satisfied:
- Evidence of conformity with relevant, required standards; EN BS 12966 for the unit, and TRSGD for the sign face (which will require an associated “Declaration of conformity”).
- Total weight of unit as mounted with batteries, and confirmation that the proposed support pole is capable of withstanding relevant dead and wind loading. For illuminated sign poles, permission will be required from Norfolk County Councils streetlighting contractor, Amey. For non-illuminated posts permission will be required from our Highway Area office.
- Delivery and installation of units included.
- Relevant training for the Parish Council included, to ensure they are able to move and mount units safely as per the agreed “Memorandum of understanding”. This will require evidencing. appropriate insurance to work on the public highway and sufficient third party liability insurance.
Whilst some suppliers may offer cheaper units, they may not be offering an equivalent package and service.